A practical and inspirational guide to modern pilgrimages: the art of mindful walks to a place of meaning.
'A treasure-trove of inspiration . . . [Beyond the Footpath] shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find - and how to travel to - those special places' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path
'Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim' Country Living
'A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning' The Simple Things
AN INSPIRING GUIDE TO WALKING MINDFULLY TO PLACES OF MEANING
A pilgrimage - long, short, secular or religious - gives you the opportunity to step out of your day-to-day routine and follow a path that promises meaning, a little magic and the space to breathe.
Beyond the Footpath will take you on a journey to places of spiritual or personal significance - and show you how to travel in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself. Whether you choose a long-distance trail, an ascent of an awe-inspiring mountain, a walk in an ancient forest, a journey to a temple, stone circle or sacred garden, or simply a lunchtime stroll to somewhere special, Beyond the Footpath has suggestions and tips to inspire you to open the door and walk into a world of wonder.
Beyond the Footpath is a treasure-trove of inspiration, whether you simply love to visit beautiful places or seek the solace of a long-distance walk. It shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find - and how to travel to - those special places - Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path
Walk off your worries with the help of Clare Gogerty's new book Beyond the Footpath . . . Proof that you don't need to sit still to be mindful. Just put one foot in front of the other - Scotsman
Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim - Country Living
A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning. Clare rekindles a connection with the world of nature and a sense of stillness - The Simple Things
While the amount of people to have walked the Camino now seems to outnumber those who haven't, this book widens its gaze, serving up a rare secular view on France's Lourdes or Mount Kalish in Nepal, as well as challenges that tug at the soul, such as tracking a river to its headwaters or even exploring a city at lunch. Wherever your heart calls is a pilgrimage, its author seems to say, and we heartily concur - Wanderlust
Clare is an author, journalist and award-winning editor with considerable experience in consumer magazine publishing. She edited Coast magazine for six years (during which time the title won a PPA Award for magazine of the year and she was nominated for four BSME editor of the year awards), she has also edited the National Trust Magazine, and Grand Designs Magazine. Other titles she has worked for include Tatler, In Style, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Esquire. Currently she is associate editor of The Simple Things magazine, writing and commissioning features on travel, homes and gardens. She combines this with writing books - the National Trust's Book of the Coast, three guidebooks for the National Trust, and Hidden Villages for Batsford publishers. An interest in ancient sites, a love of trees, herbs and gardening, and an enthusiasm for folkore and for keeping the eight solar festivals led her to druidry, which she continues to practise.